Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken

Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken -- Real Mom Nutrition

I found myself standing in front of the open refrigerator yesterday at 5:30 with a package of chicken breasts in my hand, wishing I could think of something new to do with them. Then I remembered this recipe. It was developed by the Cooking Light test kitchen for my book Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family. Save Your Sanity. It's a healthier riff on fried chicken, with a nutty coating and a decadent-tasting drizzle of honey. I forgot how good this recipe is. My ten year ...

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How To Make A Mango Hedgehog

Your Kids Will Love This Fun Way To Eat Mango -- Real Mom Nutrition

In my ten years of experience on the job as a mom, I’ve learned a few things: Kids like foods they can eat with their hands. Kids like foods that are sweet. Kids like foods with silly names. Mango Hedgehogs for the win! Here’s how you do it: Cut a mango on both sides of…

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Double Chocolate Almond Granola

Double Chocolate Almond Granola -- Real Mom Nutrition

Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #CrunchOn campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and also received free samples for recipe testing from California Almonds. Homemade granola is a weekly fixture around here, ever since my husband discovered he much preferred a bowl of…

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Why I’m Still Not Lovin’ McDonald’s

Moms Not Lovin It

One year ago this month, I traveled to McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Illinois to help deliver the message that parents are tired of fast food marketing to children. I was part of a team of mothers organized by Corporate Accountability International (CAI). Though McDonald’s tried very hard to silence our message at the shareholders’ meeting, I was able…

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What To Do About Junk Food Sports Snacks

What To Do About Junk Food On the Sidelines of Kids Sports -- Real Mom Nutrition

After all the cupcakes and cookies on the sidelines of pee wee soccer (read Soccer Mom Soapbox), I was relieved when my son started playing flag football and sports snacks were a non-issue. In four seasons, I didn’t see a single Capri Sun or Dorito. One coach brought goodies to the last game–but beyond that, it…

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